Jageshvara, Jāgeśvara, Jaga-ishvara: 3 definitions


Jageshvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Jāgeśvara can be transliterated into English as Jagesvara or Jageshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Jāgeśvara (जागेश्वर) is variant spelling for Yāgeśvara, or “crystal phallus of Śiva” which is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 12.38.—The word [Yāgeśvara] is spelt also Jāgeśvara in the manuscripts as well as in Nārāyaṇa’s commentary. [...] The word is found in the form Jāgeśvara in Skandapurāṇa where it refers to “a Śivaliṅga made of stone” (Māheśvarakhaṇḍa 11.6 of Kumārikākhaṇḍa).

The Jāgeśvara Liṅga is mentioned being installed in a brick temple of Śiva at Camatkārapura, which seems to be in Ānarta (Saurāṣṭra or Kathiawar), in Skandapurāṇa (Nāgarakhaṇḍa 271.272). Another verse (214) refers to it was being swayed in a swing. A Jāgeśvara-tīrtha is mentioned in the same Khaṇḍa (chapter 108 and 109).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Jāgeśvara is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). When a grant was made to a large number of Brāhmaṇas, the chief amongst the donees seems to have been called Pānīyagrāhin especially. In the present record, though all the donees (e.g., Jāgeśvara) are referred to as Pāṇigrāhi-mahājana, their list is headed by a Brāhmaṇa with Pāṇigrahī as his surname.

These copper plates (mentioning Jāgeśvara) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Jāgeśvara (जागेश्वर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Kuṇḍalikalpataru jy. B. 4, 118.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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